Not only because you need something, but because you have something to be thankful for.

What's On

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  • 10:30am - 11:45am Morning Worship

  • 11:10am - 12pm Primary / Sunday School / 13-16s SALT Group

  • 11:45am - 12:15pm Coffee Fellowship

  • 4pm - 6pm SAMM

    • Salvation Army Meeting and Meal - for the homeless



Christian faith during the week, when our doors are open to offer programmes and activities for the whole community.

  • Monday

  • 9am - 5pm Charity Shop
    • 6:30pm - 7:45pm Live Wires Junior Club
      • For ages 7 - 13

      • 20p entry

  • Tuesday

    • 9am - 5pm Charity Shop
    • 12:15pm - 1:30pm Luncheon Club
    • 1:50pm - 3pm Over 60s Fellowship
  • Wednesday

    • 9am - 5pm Charity Shop
    • 9am - 11:30am Coffee Morning
    • 1pm - 3pm Open House Cafe and Drop In
    • 4:30pm - 6:30pm Junior Youth Inclusion Project
    • 7pm - 8pm Table Tennis League Match Night
  • Thursday

    • 9am - 5pm Charity Shop
      • 10:30am - 11:30am Knitting Fellowship
      • 12:15pm - 1:15pm Home League Light Lunch
      • 1pm - 2pm Lydia Prayer Meeting 
        • 1st Thursday of the month

      • 2pm - 3pm Home League Ladies Meeting
    • Friday

      • 9am - 5pm Charity Shop
        • 9:30am - 11:30am Parents and Toddlers
      • Saturday

        • 9am - 4:30pm Charity Shop
        • 9am - 11:30am Coffee Morning

Charity Shop

Our charity shop is conveniently located in the middle of Bedford Town Centre. Our Manager, Adrian Haynes and Assistant, Sharon Loft are ably supported by an excellent team of enthusiastic volunteers who willingly give of their time.

The shop is always looking for good quality clothing, books and bric a brac which finds a ready market in Bedford. You can drop off items directly at the shop or alternatively there is a clothing bank in the car park at The Salvation Army Hall in Commercial Road.

We are always looking for volunteers who would be willing to give of their time. Please contact Adrian to discuss your availability.

We aim to make everyone welcome and strive to provide a good level of customer service and satisfaction!

All profits from the shop are used to fund the various youth and community projects run by The Salvation Army in Bedford.

Adrian Hayes
Bedford Congress Hall Charity Shop
8 Thurlow Road
,Bedford ,MK40 1LR

Check below for our opening times. You will always be welcome at our charity shop.

Opening Times

  • Monday 9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday 9am - 5pm
  • Friday 9am - 10pm
8 Thurlow Street Bedford, Bedfordshire MK40 1LR
United Kingdom
Phone: 01234 270763

Meet the people

our church leaders are committed to transforming the lives of people in their community

Angie Bailey


Graham Bailey